Suspect accused of fatally shooting ex-wife and man, injuring 2 others in Spring Branch home arrested, charged: HPD

The woman and suspect share a child together, police say

HOUSTON – A man who police say fatally shot his ex-wife and another man and then injured two others while they were having Thanksgiving dinner at a home in Spring Branch has been arrested and charged, according to the Houston Police Department.

The 38-year-old suspect is facing two counts of capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault. HPD will release his identification and booking photo once formal charges are filed.

What happened

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1500 block of Baggett Lane around 9:17 p.m.

Police said when they arrived at the scene, they located a two-story residence with multiple people shot inside. According to investigators, a man and a woman were shot to death and another man and a 15-year-old were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

It was reported the family just finished eating dinner when the ex-husband of the woman forced his way through the back door. He then began firing multiple shots inside and reloaded his weapon, HPD said. Investigators said the suspect fled the area.

“The families were celebrating, they just finished eating,” HPD Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu said.

Officers said four other people who were inside the home heard the gunfire and ran into other rooms. They were not harmed.

At this time, police said it’s not known if the woman lived at the location where the shooting happened. The relationship between the 15-year-old, the man in the hospital, and the man that was fatally shot is also not known at this time.

Investigators said the woman and suspect share a child together.

An investigation is ongoing at this time.